Apphia Campbell performs the two central characters in Woke at Battersea Arts Centre, embodying their passion and anger through storytelling and song, in this lightning-strike of a show.
Garry is a play that deserves to be staged again, and to be considered part of the canon of gay plays. Its homophobia and self-repression are a hard watch and could certainly be triggering for some, but it’s a searing look at the consequences of oppression and discrimination.
In her female-led, debut play J’ouvert, taking place over a day at Notting Hill Carnival, Yasmin Joseph pays homage to the people, young and old, that make up the event’s vibrant landscape and give it its soul.
This revival of American classic The Glass Menagerie is given new, unfamiliar, and achingly resonant life with its kitchen-sink drama set in the home of a black family.
Overall Harper Regan is a strong starting point for a company which is striving to tell more female-led stories.
Dead Dog In A Suitcase comes with stellar ensemble performances and a visual feast, making for a show that is both highly theatrical and political – an effective combination with a necessary message.
Does My Bomb Look Big In This? points out that in a world where sensationalist headlines are brandished as political weapons, it is easy to forget that behind them, there are real people who are just as often victims of powerful, discriminatory systems as they are perpetrators of other systems’ ideologies.
All of the actors in Our Town create a beautiful puzzle of different personalities, dynamics and ages that really make their performance shine as a whole.
The true story of a British intelligence operation is told with plenty of panache and satirical social commentary (and heaps of high camp) in smashing new show Operation Mincemeat.
White Pearl is a thematically dense play that tells a compelling story at a pace that matches the speed of social media downfall, but with nuance, tension and ferocity.